Sports star and stalwart to receive community award

Cllr Freda Roberts
Cllr Freda Roberts

A beloved community stalwart and a professional footballing star will become honorary freewomen of Aylesbury.

Aylesbury Town Council have discussed two nominations, and made the decision to bestow the title of “Honorary Freewoman of the Parish of Aylesbury” to Freda Roberts, MBE and England women’s football star Ellen White.

The title of honorary freewoman is the highest honour any council can bestow on someone.

Mrs Freda Roberts MBE, a stalwart of the local community, receives the honour in recognition of her services to Aylesbury.

Miss White has been bestowed the honour in recognition of the commitment and dedication she has shown in her chosen career, raising the profile of sport, being a positive example to others, showing what can be done with drive and determination and representing the Town of Aylesbury both in Great Britain and 

The title will be conferred upon Mrs Roberts and Miss White at the mayor making ceremony held in May 2016 at Aylesbury College.

A freedom scroll will be presented to each of them conferring the title of “Honorary Freewoman of the Parish of Aylesbury”.